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Box Office Results: 8/15-8/17

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $28.5M
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy - $25.1M
  3. Let’s Be Cops - $17.8M
  4. The Expendables 3 - $15.6M
  5. The Giver - $12.3M
  6. Into the Storm - $7.9M
  7. The Hundred-Foot Journey - $7.2M
  8. Lucy - $5.5M
  9. Step Up All In - $2.7M
  10. Hercules - $2.1M

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Fade to Black: Leonard Maltin Ending Movie Guides

NEW YORK (AP) — The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides. Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, says " Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide" will be the 36th and final edition. In an introduction for the 2015 guide, which comes out next week, Maltin wrote that access to reviews online had led to an "alarming decline" in readership. Plume spokeswoman Milena L. Brown said Thursday that the Maltin ... more

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Fisher Stevens Goes on a Filmmaking 'Mission Blue'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea. Turning the camera on her efforts to protect the seas was one thing, but putting herself center stage made Earle uneasy, Stevens said. Actor-filmmaker Stevens managed to persuade her to change her mind, and the result is "Mission Blue," directed by Stevens ... more

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California Moves to Keep Film Production at Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1AjMo3Y ). The vote came after months of lobbying by a coalition of entertainment... more

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Jackie Chan: It's Time to Slow Down

LONDON (AP) — Action movie veteran Jackie Chan admits doing stunt work is "not like it used to be" as he no longer bounces back from big scenes. "The next morning, you realize wow, it hurts!" says the actor, who turned 60 earlier this year. "Now my body tells me to slow down 30 percent and probably in another two years, 20 more, then 50 percent. So slowly, slowly, then I will tell the whole world, stop doing action." Chan ma... more

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Lessons of Stigmas, Stereotypes in Williams' Death

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada , the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew his head off," recalled Masada of Jeni's 2007 suicide. "At that point I said, 'God, could I do something to somehow p... more

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